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Standing laparoscopic repair of a ruptured urinary bladder in a mature draught horse
Article first published online: 5 JAN 2010
2009 EVJ Ltd
Equine Veterinary Education
Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 257–261, May 2009
How to Cite
Tuohy, J. L., Hendrickson, D. A., Hendrix, S. M. and Bohanon, T. C. (2009), Standing laparoscopic repair of a ruptured urinary bladder in a mature draught horse. Equine Veterinary Education, 21: 257–261. doi: 10.2746/095777309X409884
- Issue published online: 5 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 5 JAN 2010
- standing laparoscopy;
- urinary bladder rupture
Rupture of the urinary bladder, although relatively common in foals, is an infrequent occurrence in adult stallions. Standing laparoscopic repair of a ruptured urinary bladder offers significant advantages over other treatment options, and to date, there are no reports describing this technique in treating adult stallions. This case study details the treatment of a mature draught horse for uroperitoneum secondary to a ruptured urinary bladder. Standing laparoscopic repair of the ruptured bladder was performed. No major post operative complications developed, and the horse has not had any recurrence of problems with the urinary bladder. Successful standing laparoscopic repair in this horse demonstrated the method's viability, which offers superior intraoperative visualisation and access to the bladder, while eliminating the risks of general anaesthesia.